Panther Valley gets no offers to buy ...

Panther Valley gets no offers to buy old school

There are 27 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 14, 2008, titled Panther Valley gets no offers to buy old school. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

No one made an offer by Friday's deadline to buy the former Panther Valley Middle School in Lansford, leaving the property in the hands of the school district for now.

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Pissed off taxpayer

Kingston, PA

#1 Jul 14, 2008
So Roy, since you and Mark in the dark, think you are the wise ones, what's the next move? Maybe you could level it and sell the lot to the church for a parking lot or even better charge $10 a year for a permit to park in the lot, like you expect the teachers to pay. The girls basketball team could always practice in the pit. OH, that's right, you don't have enough players. LOL After you level the building, you could always let the softball team practice there, then maybe the couches will stop wining about the pitchers mount being in a hole. Did they ever think, it was their pitcher, since the visiting teams had no problem, cleaning their clocks, pitching out of the hole. Or just maybe, it's the bad couching. Did they really expect any bids, since they set the mininium bid higher then the apraised value of the building?
Lansford Taxpayer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#2 Jul 14, 2008
Bulldoze it. The building will only attract HUD if it becomes an apartment or sit and rot waiting for Lansford to afford new locks. Either way,Lansford loses ... again.
BooHooHoo

Stroudsburg, PA

#3 Jul 14, 2008
Pissed off taxpayer wrote:
So Roy, since you and Mark in the dark, think you are the wise ones, what's the next move? Maybe you could level it and sell the lot to the church for a parking lot or even better charge $10 a year for a permit to park in the lot, like you expect the teachers to pay. The girls basketball team could always practice in the pit. OH, that's right, you don't have enough players. LOL After you level the building, you could always let the softball team practice there, then maybe the couches will stop wining about the pitchers mount being in a hole. Did they ever think, it was their pitcher, since the visiting teams had no problem, cleaning their clocks, pitching out of the hole. Or just maybe, it's the bad couching. Did they really expect any bids, since they set the mininium bid higher then the apraised value of the building?
LOL...Issues maybe?...For as much as you are upset over the subject of these sports, it's coach, not "couch" (you misspelled it twice), and I do believe it is a pitchers mound, not "mount"...
searcher

Ridgewood, NJ

#4 Jul 14, 2008
BooHooHoo wrote:
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LOL...Issues maybe?...For as much as you are upset over the subject of these sports, it's coach, not "couch" (you misspelled it twice), and I do believe it is a pitchers mound, not "mount"...
LOL!!!

A graduate of P.V. indeed
BooHooHoo

Stroudsburg, PA

#5 Jul 14, 2008
BooHooHoo wrote:
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LOL...Issues maybe?...For as much as you are upset over the subject of these sports, it's coach, not "couch" (you misspelled it twice), and I do believe it is a pitchers mound, not "mount"...
And I forgot appraised, not "apraised"
CHH-1702

Allentown, PA

#6 Jul 14, 2008
The school board is required by law to try and get the full market value of the property for all taxpayers. It is doubtful under current law that the old 'give back' provisions would hold up, even if someone can produce the original agreement and it actually says that.
Lansford Taxpayer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#7 Jul 14, 2008
CHH-1702 wrote:
The school board is required by law to try and get the full market value of the property for all taxpayers. It is doubtful under current law that the old 'give back' provisions would hold up, even if someone can produce the original agreement and it actually says that.
OK, they tried and failed. Now what?
Pissed off taxpayer

Kingston, PA

#8 Jul 14, 2008
searcher wrote:
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LOL!!!
A graduate of P.V. indeed
Actually, from Marian, I carried a pretty good ball, in my day
Pissed off taxpayer

Kingston, PA

#9 Jul 14, 2008
CHH-1702 wrote:
The school board is required by law to try and get the full market value of the property for all taxpayers. It is doubtful under current law that the old 'give back' provisions would hold up, even if someone can produce the original agreement and it actually says that.
Show me the law that says that. Legally, they didn't even have to find out what current market value was. There was no writen agreement to return the buildings.
searcher

Ridgewood, NJ

#10 Jul 14, 2008
Pissed off taxpayer wrote:
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Actually, from Marian, I carried a pretty good ball, in my day
Me too! What year did you graduate. Was Benny Hill (I can't remember her name right now) teaching then? Remember "The HOG" and his candy drives?

Go Big Blue!!
Pissed off taxpayer

Olyphant, PA

#11 Jul 14, 2008
BooHooHoo wrote:
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LOL...Issues maybe?...For as much as you are upset over the subject of these sports, it's coach, not "couch" (you misspelled it twice), and I do believe it is a pitchers mound, not "mount"...
I don't feel the softball coaches deserve to be called coaches, I think couch might be a better word, of course the couch would have to have a lot of wine stains of it from all their wining
Just me

East Stroudsburg, PA

#12 Jul 14, 2008
Pissed off taxpayer wrote:
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Actually, from Marian, I carried a pretty good ball, in my day
That means you earned a scholarship to a real college. Which one?
Pissed off taxpayer

Olyphant, PA

#13 Jul 14, 2008
No it means I was offered some, but at the time I decided MIT was more orientated towards my future plans.
Just me

East Stroudsburg, PA

#14 Jul 15, 2008
Pissed off taxpayer wrote:
No it means I was offered some, but at the time I decided MIT was more orientated towards my future plans.
Good. I'm glad you were offered something at least because Panther Valley just doesn't get those offers.

This past graduation Marian's almost 100 kids were offered 3.2 million in scholarships and grants. What was PV's total?

Now wait, I think I got it ... MIT. Ah, you did go to PV and are now in that "Mini-Income-Tax" bracket. Am I right?
nesqy

Allentown, PA

#15 Jul 15, 2008
Remove , Renew , relinquish..... or be doomed
CHH-1702

Allentown, PA

#16 Jul 15, 2008
Lansford Taxpayer wrote:
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OK, they tried and failed. Now what?
They can turn it over to a realtor and try to market the property. They could accept some reasonable offer for the property. They probably have an appraisal by a professional appraiser already.
Lansford Taxpayer

East Stroudsburg, PA

#17 Jul 15, 2008
CHH-1702 wrote:
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They can turn it over to a realtor and try to market the property. They could accept some reasonable offer for the property. They probably have an appraisal by a professional appraiser already.
I recall reading in the local newspaper the appraisel came in at about $60,000. That's what one of the bloggers was referencing when he wrote the board started the bid at almost twice the value of the appraisal.

This is a HUD-errific opportunity for some connected developer. Sink some government bucks into the place and then load 'er up with the urban poor ... just what Lansford needs. But it would bolster the number one occupation in Carbon County - Welfare.

For the problems that can be seen looming, I hope someone blows it up.
searcher

Ridgewood, NJ

#18 Jul 15, 2008
Just me wrote:
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Good. I'm glad you were offered something at least because Panther Valley just doesn't get those offers.
This past graduation Marian's almost 100 kids were offered 3.2 million in scholarships and grants. What was PV's total?
Now wait, I think I got it ... MIT. Ah, you did go to PV and are now in that "Mini-Income-Tax" bracket. Am I right?
LOL!!!! This is too much. Yeah…ah…MIT grad and you still live and work in PV.
Pissed off taxpayer

Olyphant, PA

#19 Jul 15, 2008
searcher wrote:
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LOL!!!! This is too much. Yeah…ah…MIT grad and you still live and work in PV.
Shows your low mentality, like most of the posters from the area, you don't know how to think out of the box. I'm retired, and I moved back to the area, because of it's lower cost of living and I still have family and property in the area.
BooHooHoo

Stroudsburg, PA

#20 Jul 15, 2008
Lansford Taxpayer wrote:
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I recall reading in the local newspaper the appraisel came in at about $60,000. That's what one of the bloggers was referencing when he wrote the board started the bid at almost twice the value of the appraisal.
This is a HUD-errific opportunity for some connected developer. Sink some government bucks into the place and then load 'er up with the urban poor ... just what Lansford needs. But it would bolster the number one occupation in Carbon County - Welfare.
For the problems that can be seen looming, I hope someone blows it up.
That would be great wouldn't it?...an off-shoot to the already existing 'Lansfordarico'...Lord help us all

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